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Tetraselmis cordiformis (H.J.Carter) F.Stein

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorodendrophyceae
Order Chlorodendrales
Family Chlorodendraceae
Genus Tetraselmis


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Tetraselmis cordiformis (H.J.Carter) F.Stein
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Publication details
Tetraselmis cordiformis (H.J.Carter) F.Stein 1878: 143, pl. XVI [16]: figs 1-3

Published in: Stein, F. von (1878). Der Organismus der Infusionsthiere nach eigenen forschungen in systematischere Reihenfolge bearbeitet. III. Abtheilung. Die Naturgeschichte der Flagellaten oder Geisselinfusorien. I. Hälfte, Den noch nicht abgeschlossenen allgemeinen Theil nebst erklärung: Der sämmtlichen Abbildungen enthaltend. pp. i-x, 1-154, pls I-XXIV. Leipzig: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Tetraselmis.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Cryptoglena cordiformis H.J.Carter

Type information
Type locality: India: shallow pool, Island of Bombay (Silva 1996-to date). Notes: Described from water tanks in Bombay (Moestrup in John et al. 2002).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Cryptoglena cordiformis H.J.Carter 1858
Carteria cordiformis (H.J.Carter) Diesing 1866
Pteromonas angulosa var. cordiformis (H.J.Carter) Philipose 1958
Pyramichlamys cordiformis (H.J.Carter) H.Ettl & O.Ettl 1959

Habitat notes
Widely distributed throughout the world in many types of freshwater (Moestrup in John et al. 2002). Cosmopolitan; brackish and fresh water (Arora et al. 2013). - (11 Jun 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Cryptoglena cordiformis H.J.Carter)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

(as Carteria cordiformis (H.J.Carter) Diesing)
Europe: Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Alvárez Cobelas & Gallardo 1986), Turkey (Europe) (Aysel 2005).

North America: Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Wisconsin (Prescott 1962).

South-west Asia: Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013), Pakistan (Hussain et al. 2010).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Tetraselmis cordiformis (H.J.Carter) F.Stein)
Europe: Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014), Britain (Moestrup 2002, Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Germany (Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2016), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998).

North America: Mexico (Figueroa-Torres et al. 2015).

Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Comas González 2009).

South America: Brazil (Bicudo 1995).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed et al. 2008).

Asia: China (Hu & Wei 2006), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2016).

(as Pteromonas angulosa var. cordiformis (H.J.Carter) Philipose)
Europe: Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012).

(as Pyramichlamys cordiformis (H.J.Carter) H.Ettl & O.Ettl)
Europe: Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2017).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012).

Key references
Chrétiennot-Dinet, M.-J. (1990). Atlas du phytoplancton marin. Volume III: Chlorarachnophycées, Chlorophycées, Chrysophycées, Cryptophycées, Euglénophycées, Eustigmatophycées, Prasinophycées, Prymnesiophycées, Rhodophycées et Tribophycées Avec la collaboration de Chantal Billard et Alain Sournia. pp. [1]-261. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 15, quai Anatole France - 75700 Paris.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Massjuk, N.P. & Lilitska, G.G. (2011). Chlorodendrophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 14-17. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Moestrup, Ø. (2011). Primitive green algae ('Prasinophyta'). In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 358-363. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Melkonian, M. & Robenek, H. (1979). The eyespot of the flagellate Tetraselmis cordiformis Stein (Chlorophyceae): structural specialization of the outer chloroplast membrane and its possible significance in phototaxis of green algae. Protoplasma 100: 183-197.
Melkonian, M. (1979). An ultrastructural study of the flagellate Tetraselmis cordiformis Stein (Chlorophyceae) with emphasis on the flagellar apparatus. Protoplasma 98: 139-151.
Robenek, R. & Melkonian, M. (1979). Rhizoplast-membrane associations in the flagellate Tetraselmis cordiformis Stein (Chlorophyceae) revealed by freeze-etching and thin sections. Archiv für Protistenkunde 122: 340-351.

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